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Health & Nutrition, Parent Support & Resources
July 24, 2023
Summer is finally here! It’s time for pool parties, BBQ’s, endless outdoor activities and just plain fun in the sun. With all this fun comes safety. Here are some important […]
Parent Support & Resources
June 28, 2023
According to the National Center for PTSD, (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a mental health condition that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event. When most people think […]
Parent Support & Resources
March 24, 2023
Here are some fun and meaningful ideas to help you celebrate this year’s women’s history month with the kids regardless of whether you’re a teacher or a parent, you can […]
Parent Support & Resources
February 25, 2023
Valentine’s Day might be the obvious occasion one thinks about during February but it’s also Black History Month! Why is February Black History Month? February was chosen because it includes […]
Parent Support & Resources
February 14, 2023
Bullying can exist in many forms. Here’s how families can deal with bullying in schools. What is passive bullying? Passive bullying occurs when someone intentionally or unintentionally excludes an individual. […]
Health & Nutrition
February 11, 2023
As we move into February, our second month of setting healthy habits for 2023, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is the perfect time […]
Parent Support & Resources
June 16, 2022
Children can get very sick from COVID. The vaccine is the best prevention. Children who get COVID can get other illnesses later. They may have a higher risk of getting […]
COVID vaccines
Health & Nutrition, Parent Support & Resources
June 15, 2022
As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out, parents and caregivers can ask their child’s doctor when they may offer the vaccine for young children, ages 6 months to 4 years old. If […]
Health & Nutrition
June 9, 2022
Free Summer Meals For All Kids 18 and Under! All kids in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County can eat healthy meals during the summer of 2022! There is […]
Parent Support & Resources
June 3, 2022
As national infant formula shortage continues, California further expands list or brands eligible for purchase with WIC benefits California WIC participants can now choose from more than 130 different formula […]